About your Search

20120928
20121006
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5
with former presidential candidate john kerry playing the part of mitt romney. on monday the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: the stakes are high for wednesday's debate but both the white house and the romney campaign are trying to lower expectations. neither side wants their candidate to take the stage with a perceived advantage. the polls show most americans believe obama will win the first debate. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: but historically it's the challenger who usually gets a boost. >> less important than what they say is how they appear. do they treat their rival with respect? do they connect with the audience? do they respond at the moment when they have to react? how do they look? how do they seem? >> reporter: the debate could have an immediate impact because early voting is ready under way in a couple of swing states. tara mrnlgenner -- mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> for months now we have been getting
and with massachusetts senator john kerry, who is playing mitt romney in mock debates. mitt romney and john kerry know each other well. they're both longtime politicians from massachusetts. so kerry knows romney's politics. and the reason, of course, that the obama campaign is working so hard to tamp down expectations, norah and charlie, is that they like the trajectory of the race right now. they don't want to do anything to change it. >> no doubt. thank you. both sides are trying to lower expectations for the debate because any misstep has the potential to derail a campaign. both candidates have both good and bad moments from their debate history. >> john, you're absolutely right that presidents have to be prudent in what they say, but coming from you, in the past, have threatened extinction for north korea and sang songs about bombing iran. i don't know how credible that is. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. [ laughter ] >> i appreciate that. >> mr. speaker, i know that sounds like an enormous revelation, but have you checked you
was debating with, john kerry because as they say he wants to be secretary of state. he's not going to get in the president's face. presidents are used to deference. they are not used to people challenging them like that. they i had the big prep was terrible but they fault the president himself for not understanding that romney was going to be more aggressive. >> how could they underestimate that? >> this is about the president's, i'm told, real preference, to try to remain low key. and that's something that his advisers couldn't change. >> so what are they going to do now? we heard david axelrod say that they are going to change some things, even suggesting that mitt romney is a liar for what he said in the debate. how are they going change things in. >> they will ramp it up. they have to figure out a way as these people say for the president to bring it in the next debate without appearing unpresidential. but here's the thing. they are worried about next week's debate between ryan and biden. they are afraid the 54-year-old ryan is going make the 69-year-old biden look kind of out of touc
john kerry as romney went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos and that turned into trouble for team obama. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue romney would raise taxes on the middle class. when he implied president obama's policies already have hurt. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes. >> reporter: biden later tried to dig out of that hole but republicans pounced. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years as been quote buried. we agree. we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the day's events were overshadowed by a video of senator obama reading off a prepared script. before a predominantly black audience he inplayed the federal government held back money after hurricane katrina based on race. he noticed hurricane andrew in florida the government's response was --
their eyes. >> john said that the fundamentals of the economy -- >> mccain blinked 104 times a minute to obama's 62 and for 32 years, the blink rates have predicted every election. but kerry, bush. >> 90% are coming out of your pockets. >> this is the romney cookie. >> cookies have been good predicters, too. the favorite recipe of the candidates wives is published in family circle and baked at the grill near the white house has predicted the outcome of four of the last five elections. michelle obama's chocolate chip cookies are raking in 58% of the customer's votes >> landslide. with the cookies with obama. >> halloween mask sales, coffee mugs, astrologers, even the redskins last game before the election have all predicted the outcome with varying degrees of success. >> debates predict nothing. >> american university professor, allen, says his 13 keys to the white house model is the only scientific time tested predictor. >> it is going to be obama no matter what happens in these debates. >> the cookies are a heck of a lot tastier. >> i like the romney cookies. the taste is ve
Search Results 0 to 4 of about 5

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)